to-day. Make sure every thing you do aligns with your purpose, as opposed to what others expect of, or impose upon you. As you prune away situations and habits that possess a negative energy, and as you continue to consciously reshape and mold your daily life, your body will thank you for it.
everything we say and do affects the whole. You must recognise within yourself a great force that compels you, where possible, to alleviate the pain in others, because you are not separate from them. Develop softness and compassion, including for yourself.
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about yourself. Try to remember that others are mirroring something within you. When you focus on yourself, everyone else will start to look better!
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There are important messages you’re ignoring. Mercury Retrograde implores you to pay attention. Not just to signs and meaningful coincidences; but also to uncomfortable feelings you may be suppressing. If you pay attention, you will see that the world around you is reflecting things that you’re suppressing. For example, if you suppress anger, it will seem like everyone is mad at you. If
you suppress hope and faith in yourself, it will seem like everyone is blind to your potential. If you don’t respect what you feel, it will seem like everyone is violating your boundaries. Pay attention: because you are being shown the way to go. The Universe is reassuring you of a positive outcome and that it’s possible for you to create the life that you want. The Universe is also showing you how to change your strategy. If you want a happy life, you’ve got to love not only getting what you want, but also what you do in order to get what you want. It’s not unrealistic to expect the best.
Do you want to be right? Or do you want success? Sometimes defending your position is not worth the price. In Mercury Retrograde it’s time to take inventory of your conflict resolution skills. Do you try to convince the other person that they’re wrong? Do you tend to interrupt? Shut others down and exit the scene, convinced of your rightness? This sacrifices your credibility more than ‘being
wrong’. You could be depriving everyone of the opportunity of finding a meeting of the minds. More important than winning is listening to each other and attempting to understand, rewards of actual connection. If you were willing to admit fault no one would think less of you. After all - apologising is a sign of strength. It demonstrates that you have the confidence to recognise that you’re not always right! Conflict resolution skills are crucial to achieving harmonious relationships and they include active listening, flexibility and humility.
You may have succumbed to an illusion as a way of escaping a painful truth, more specifically in the context of a relationship. Perhaps you are avoiding facing up to reality because it doesn’t fit the vision that you had in your head. What has transpired is not what you wanted. Mercury Retrograde is not asking you to forsake your vision -- but be honest with yourself as to whether the relationship
aligns with that vision. Are you in love with an actual person, or are you enamoured with the character that you want them to play in your life? It’s important that you awaken from this dream so that you can take steps to actually achieving it for real. You have the power to shape and change your own world if you set your mind to it. Extract the ideas within your fantasy and honour them by
making it happen.
I hate to burst your bubble, but you’re misguided in a situation in which you’re choosing to ignore red flags, give the benefit of the doubt and underestimate negative consequences. During Mercury Retrograde, beware of blinding optimism and positive distortions that will lead to bad decisions. This
is not the time to bury your head in the sand. While it’s tempting to go back to that childlike place of believing that everything will be alright and issues will miraculously resolve themselves, avoiding potential pitfalls will not make them disappear. Sweeping things under the carpet is not the solution. Stay practical, acknowledge and address issues as they arise, and all will be well!
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In Mercury Retrograde you may be unconsciously searching for and focusing on things that confirm what you already believe. Avoid making assumptions, particularly when it comes to how others are behaving. There will be alternative explanations that contravene the meaning you have assigned. Play Devil’s Advocate so that you can cover all possibilities. Seek another’s counsel or ask someone for their point of view: during Mercury Retrograde, others will see what you do not. There is no need to feel ashamed of this – it could just be that you are too enmeshed in a situation to be able to see it clearly.